Today's entry is from Knut from the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. He works as a longhaul purser at Lufthansa and describes the many concerns his colleagues have been facing since the Corona pandemic. Even though the travel industry has already been through many crises, this one is particularly intense and poses existential questions for many people.
Mario lives in Guatemala City. In this article he talks about solidarity in his country: Local innkeepers, for example, whose restaurants were not allowed to open due to the Corona pandemic, gave away food to people in need. Listen to Mario's story here.
Today with a report from the Federal District of Brazil. Carolin is 26 years old and works as a nurse. She is proud to be able to support this socially relevant area. Due to her profession she is very much confronted with the current developments and she sees major problems in the health system of her country. After the first confirmed cases, many experts have assumed a worst-case scenario for Brazil, also because most people do not understand the importance of isolation.
Sofia Harder studiert Ökonomie an der Cusanus Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung. Im folgenden
Beitrag stellt sie ein Filmprojekt dar, das Themen diskutiert, die auch an unserer Hochschule eine zentrale Rolle spielen. Geld oder Leben?
Today we would like to share a personal story with you from England. The translator and homemaker Katharina lives in London and describes her impressions of the current situation. For her Corona is not just one event, but many different personal and surreal ones. Beside these she not only tells about the positive changes that the lockdown has brought about for family life but also her worries and the grievances that affect society. We hope you enjoy this article.
Philip Engelholm lives in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. For him, the Corona pandemic has had a major personal impact, as wedding plans have been shaken up for him and his fiancée. At Easter the couple wanted to get married, which was prevented by the lockdown and also in consideration of the older wedding guests. The thirty-seven-year-old officer in the armed forces continues to talk about the difficulty of finding solutions in these times.
Today with a personal story from the Cape Region of South Africa, more precisely from the city of Stellenbosch. For Ann Louw, a professor of chemistry, it was personally painful that the lockdown meant her granddaughter's first birthday would not take place physically as a group celebration. However, she did find a solution in the form of a digital birthday party.
Today with a contribution from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina: Leonardo Alemeyda is 59 years old and works as a train electrician. On the one hand he sees some good in the lockdown situation, which has caused a deceleration, and admires the solidarity of the people. On the other hand he is irritated and angry about the careless behavior of some politicians.
Today's post is from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Yonas is 35 years old and works in housing construction in this city with an estimated population of three million people. Yonas regularly goes to church, and faith is an important part of his life. But hear for yourself what Yonas has to say against the background of the Corona pandemic:
Wenn die Corona-Krise mit ihren zwingenden Herausforderungen überwunden ist, sollten weder blinder Marktglaube noch übertriebener Steuerungsoptimismus zum Hauptwesenszug der sozial-ökologischen Transformation werden. Wir müssen reden!